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Top 5 Space Tourism Companies Of The World

January 31, 2023 By admin
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Space tourism is the biggest sea in which various agencies tried their hands but failed to their promises due to financial and other issues. The space tourism concept refers to commercial human spaceflight to send people to space for recreational purposes. Although today various spaceflight agencies provide the facility to buy tickets for space tourism, only rare citizens can afford the ticket price as it amounts to approx. Twenty million dollars per person. Companies like SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Space Adventures, Blue Origin, Roscosmos, Boeing, Zero2Infinity, World View Enterprises, etc. trying their best to send citizens to space for tourism. Many of these agencies started pre-booking of tickets.

Top space tourism agencies

There is no precise cut number of space tourism agencies operating at an individual level in the world. We are trying to provide users information about some famous space tourism agencies in the world as follows:-

Virgin Galactic –

The formation of the Virgin galactic agency took place in the year 2004 by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group. Sir Richard Branson had a dream to launch their first spaceflight by the year ending 2009, but due to various reasons, this date has been delayed many times. Virgin Galactic sold approx. 700 tickets are costing $250000 each, and ticket holders still waiting to fly. As of 2020, ticket selling is already closed by the agency.

Blue origin

Blue origin is also treated as the main competitor to SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, as in the case of sub-orbital spaceflight. Unlike any other space tourism agency, Blue Origin has not started selling any space tourism ticket but It has sent a number of flights for testing to space and also planning to start sending people for space tourism.

SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation was founded by Elon Musk in the year 2002, is the leading space tourism agency having its headquarter in Hawthorne, California.

SpaceX prioritizes Lunar tourism, unlike other companies planning for suborbital, orbital. CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk has officially announced about their plan of sending space tourism customers via lunar tourism mission.

Boeing

Boeing is an American MNC founded in the year 1916 by William Boeing. Like SpaceX Boeing also contracted with NASA for its Commercial Crew Development program, that will influence the private sector for the production of crew space vehicles. After signing the agreement with NASA, Boeing started its CST-100 Starliner mission to develop a crew capsule.

Orion Span

Orion Span is also an emerging space tourism private company in the United States. They have a mission known as Aurora Space Station that will work as a space hotel with capacity up to six spaceflight tourists at a single time. Orion Span company has already sold reservations for its private commercial hotel space station.

Several space tourism agencies like; Galactic Suite Space Resort, Xcore Aerospace, The Golden Spike Company.. tried their ideas but failed to accomplish their goals and results in shutting down their operations. The space tourism industry is growing day by day, and it is likely that in future agencies like Galactic, SpaceX, and Blue Origin are expected to provide space tourism facilities to private paying individuals.

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